‘May Flower’ – feelgood blend of soul and funk from Byron Major

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This feelgood blend of soul and funk comes courtesy of rising South African singer, Byron Major. The song revolves around the push and pull that lovers feel in a passionate relationship. Byron takes influence from artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye. The musician has shared the stage with Pavarotti in the past, and performed at Nelson Mandela’s Boston birthday party in 2013. The track was produced by platinum-selling producer, Andy Whitmore.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/byronmajor

https://www.facebook.com/mayartjustifyourreality

https://twitter.com/byronmajor13

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Court Royal – ‘Watch Yourself’ – new single

Life affirming funk tune release on May 29th through Fly on the Wall Records

Their new single ‘Watch Yourself’, is further proof that they are hitting all the right notes in the UK music industry. Approached by a Sony producer who heard their music and wanted to get involved, he helped co-produce the single at Liverpool’s Motor Museum studios. This producer, who has previously recorded with Iggy Azalea, Lily Allen, and Britney, loved working with the band so much that he has committed to helping out on future tracks as well.

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In the meantime, ‘Watch Yourself’ is a grooving triumph, encouraging people to work for what they believe in despite what others think of their talents. It’s a positive message in a world that’s all too negative sometimes, and you can hear it for yourself here:

Keep an eye on Court Royal in 2015 – ‘Watch Yourself’ is unleashed on May 29th.

Links:

www.facebook.com/CourtRoyalOfficial

www.twitter.com/CourtRoyalMusic

Belle Roscoe – Gun To My Head

Born and raised in Australia, sibling duo Belle Roscoe combine contemporary sounds and production with classic retro song writing styles. They have been described as ‘a cross between Arcade Fire & Fleetwood Mac’ but in truth this description does them a disservice. In their varied, melodic music, you can hear many influences, including the eclectic likes of Neil Young, Bowie, Springsteen, Elbow and Fleet Foxes.

Links:

Website: www.belleroscoe.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/info-234-1/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belleroscoemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/belleroscoe

Instagram: http://instagram.com/belle_roscoe

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/belleroscoevideos

Senani hits the UK scene with ‘Free’ single and remix

Celebrity_photographers_sydney_glamour_nudes_art_photography_SeductiveInternational star on the rise and award nominee set for debut UK single release on July 14th

Born in Sri Lanka and now based in Sydney, Australia, Senani is a spiritual songwriter with a growing reputation in the USA, Asia and Australia. Now setting her sights on the UK, she releases her debut single ‘Free’ on July 14th.

A funk laced, rhythmic soul-pop track with nods to Sri Lankan and Indian influences, Senani describes ‘Free’ as ‘a song which liberates the listener and speaks of Freedom. To be who you want to be, unrestricted and filled with abundance as your true self’.  The single is taken from the excellent album ‘Infinity’.

Already available in Australia and the US, the song was nominated for a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media award in the RNB/Soul category, and helped catapult Senani into the hot 100 list of unsigned artists/bands of 2013 from reputable U.S. magazine Music Connection.

You can hear the radio edit of the superbly infectious track here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIdC2UDnvhI

The UK release will also include a remix of the track, a more dance-pop based radio remix from Cliff Randall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQXxautfWVc

Senani’s music has aired on national Australian FM radio as well as TV music show Rage and MTV India.

Her growing reputation has already seen her share the same bill as huge Australian acts such as Silver Chair and Margaret Urlich at the Mattara Music Festival in Newcastle, Australia, and her forward momentum looks likely to continue as she surrounds herself with top class talent. Whether writing or performing, the promising songwriter insists on working with experienced session musicians, players and writers to ensure her music remains as strong as possible.

 

Collaborators

The guitarist in her Sydney band – as well as for all the tracks on the ‘Infinity’ album –  is Eric Rasmussen, formerly of Heatwave and now credited with co-writing four of the album tracks. Having worked with the likes of Human Nature, Smokey Robinson and Karen Carpenter, Rasmussen is an indicator of the kind of quality Senani is working with to fulfil her vision.

The guitarist she works with in LA is Michael O’Neil (George Benson) while bassist Hussain Jiffrey won a Grammy Award this year for work with the likes of Whitney Houston, Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert. Meanwhile, keys player Jim Kirby was a member of the Roy Orbison band until his death in 1988.

Senani’s music is given a glossy, professional sheen by producer Michael Lynch – a former audio engineer For Sony music (1996-2008) who now works for his own company Shoehorse Sound. Having worked with well-known Australian singers including Delta Goodrem, Jimmy Barnes, John Butler Trio and Midnight oil, he has mixed Senani’s songs ‘Free’, ‘Voodoo Girl’, ‘A Special Kind of Girl’, ‘No More’, ‘Just Us’ and ‘I Am a Woman’.

The list of top talent Senani is working with is seemingly endless, with Darryl Beaton (keyboard player with Australian music legends such as Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy) and Nikolas Pringadi (session pianist for Human Nature, Stan Walker, Cindy Lauper, Rick Astley and other International acts while in Australia). It all goes to prove that Senani’s music is drawing the interest of some top names in the music industry.

Family influences

Senani’s success should come as little surprise, given that her mother was Sri Lanka’s most popular actress in the 1960’s and 70’s, also working off screen as a radio singer. She acted as the main star in over 40 films including Sri Lanka’s first colour movie produced by Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke (Space Odyssey 2000).

Somewhat more surprising though is the fact that, under the advice of her parents, Senani is also the proud owner of a Medical Degree, following in the footsteps of her Father, a retired Doctor.

With medicine in place as an alternative career should her momentum in the music industry stall, it looks unlikely that her degree will be needed – Senani’s increasing international music profile should see to that.

The ‘Free’ single is released on July 14th.

 

Links:

www.senani.com

www.facebook.com/senanimusic

www.twitter.com/senaniw

http://www.soundcloud.com/senanimusic

www.youtube.com/senanimusic

www.reverbnation.com/senani